21st Oct, 2019

Solihull businesses voting on whether to renew Solihull BID

Sarah Mason 7th Oct, 2019

SOLIHULL businesses have begun voting on whether to keep the Business Improvement District (BID) in the town centre.

Until October 31 Solihull BID is asking more than 450 businesses to renew its term for the period 2020-2025 through the postal ballot.

The ballot result will be announced on November 1.

A BID sees businesses group together for a minimum five years to pay a levy for additional services and activities to improve the area, as with other BID schemes across the region and country.

The renewal ballot is a process all BIDs must go through every five years to secure the support of the businesses they represent.

Solihull BID was created in 2010 to help support the business community around the town centre, including Mell Square, Touchwood and The Core.

Chaired by Kevin Johns of Prime Accountants, the BID board hosts a number of events including the food and drinks festival, fashion events and activities during the school holidays.

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